Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Lua skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lua over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lua
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 881 870
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing Lua 36 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.079% 0.033% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 22
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £279 £388 £292
90th Percentile £500 £471 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £423 £500
% change year-on-year +18.34% -15.50% +61.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

Lua is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,785 42,862 42,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.71% 41.97% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,212 29,957 29,286
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 796 887
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.07 £14.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Lua as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lua.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lua over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lua in the UK

Lua
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London -5 33 £500 +18.34% 9
England +23 29 £475 +6.74% 10
Midlands - 13 £500 - 5
South East -5 10 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands - 10 £500 - 3
Scotland - 6 - -
East of England - 3 £300 -
London +12 2 £350 -22.22% 1
North West -22 1 - -
North of England -29 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Lua also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Lua.

1 32 (88.89%) Python
2 22 (61.11%) C#
2 22 (61.11%) Bash Shell
3 21 (58.33%) Java
4 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (55.56%) Mathematics
5 19 (52.78%) Ruby
5 19 (52.78%) C
6 17 (47.22%) C++
7 16 (44.44%) Open Source
8 15 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (38.89%) Linux
10 13 (36.11%) Nessus
10 13 (36.11%) Nmap
10 13 (36.11%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (36.11%) Waterfall
10 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
10 13 (36.11%) Metasploit
10 13 (36.11%) OpenStack
10 13 (36.11%) Burp Suite
10 13 (36.11%) Kali Linux
11 12 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 12 (33.33%) Software Delivery
11 12 (33.33%) Patch Management
11 12 (33.33%) OSINT
11 12 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (33.33%) OSCE
11 12 (33.33%) Degree
11 12 (33.33%) Computer Science

Lua
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (36.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) 3ds Max
2 4 (11.11%) Photoshop
3 3 (8.33%) Maya
4 2 (5.56%) Blender
4 2 (5.56%) LightWave 3D
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (2.78%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 15 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) 802.11
1 11 (30.56%) HTTP
1 11 (30.56%) SNMP
1 11 (30.56%) VPN
2 9 (25.00%) VoIP
2 9 (25.00%) Wireless
3 5 (13.89%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.78%) 3G
5 1 (2.78%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.78%) Big Data
1 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
1 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.78%) HBase
1 1 (2.78%) Impala
1 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (2.78%) Redis
1 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Burp Suite
1 13 (36.11%) Metasploit
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.56%) NUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.78%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
2 12 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Games Developer
6 2 (5.56%) 3D Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Augmented Reality Developer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Synthetic Environment Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Unity 3D Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Virtual Reality Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Chief Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) 802.1X
2 6 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 2 (5.56%) CSS
4 2 (5.56%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) Akka
5 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.78%) Kafka
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) Spring
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 12 (33.33%) SCADA
2 11 (30.56%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (25.00%) Wiki
4 7 (19.44%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (13.89%) Algorithms
5 5 (13.89%) Data Structures
6 3 (8.33%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.78%) Video Editing
7 1 (2.78%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 13 (36.11%) Kali Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 5 (13.89%) Android
4 5 (13.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (55.56%) Mathematics
2 16 (44.44%) Open Source
3 13 (36.11%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (36.11%) Waterfall
4 12 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 12 (33.33%) OSINT
4 12 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 12 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 12 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 12 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
5 11 (30.56%) Cyber Intelligence
5 11 (30.56%) Remediation Plan
5 11 (30.56%) Social Engineering
6 10 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (88.89%) Python
2 22 (61.11%) Bash Shell
2 22 (61.11%) C#
3 21 (58.33%) Java
4 19 (52.78%) C
4 19 (52.78%) Ruby
5 17 (47.22%) C++
6 13 (36.11%) PowerShell
7 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.67%) Embedded C++
9 3 (8.33%) Go
10 2 (5.56%) Scala
11 1 (2.78%) Clojure
11 1 (2.78%) Erlang
11 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Degree
1 12 (33.33%) OSCE
2 5 (13.89%) CREST Certified
2 5 (13.89%) GPEN
2 5 (13.89%) OSCP
2 5 (13.89%) SANS
2 5 (13.89%) Tigerscheme
3 1 (2.78%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) Nessus
1 13 (36.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Splunk